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"the electric company" is brought to you by... find your voice and share it american greetings proud sponsor of "the electric company." agreement from the u.s. department of education's ready to learn grant, and viewers like you, thank you. ok, here are your five words: zero -- zero is the number that comes before one. it also means nothing. ruin -- when you ruin something, you mess it up. amount -- amount is how much there is of something. correct -- if something is correct, it means it's right. check -- when you check something, you make sure it's correct. so we have zero, ruin, amount, correct, and check.
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watch out for them in today's show. i'm here at paul the gorilla's annual banana festival and what an appealing day it's been so far. ha, ha, appealing! from the banana photo booth, to the strange but wonderful banana petting zoo, to the always popular cart of banana stuff. (laughing) and now, to the nothing but banana sculpture contest. let's see how paul scores marcus and keith's banana eiffel tower. ♪ and annie and danny's banana taj mahal. ♪
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(applause and cheers) 9.5 -- we can beat that. ours is definitely a 10. paul...that sign said zero, as in nothing. as in no points at all. did you see our banana taj mahal? did you see it? because it looks just like the real thing. what am i missing? annie! you said you were going to read the rules? hey, i don't read rules, ok? what kind of prankster do you think i am? but... (cheering) a zero?
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danny rebus is not a zero! a nothing! a nada! they get it! well, that does it from the park. paul and i are off to the diner to get ready for the banana festival party! hope to see you there later, bye. hey guys, i think your sculpture was really awesome even if it did have a strawberry on it. gee, thanks. i'm really sorry that you guys got zero, i thought your sculpture was really awesome. will we see you at the party? you might. come on rebus, are you thinking what i'm thinking? that depends on what you're thinking. (whispering) i'm sorry, all i heard was ruin the party! shhh! was that loud? yes! hey you guys! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪
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♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ it's electric (electric company) ♪ ♪ get connected (electric company) ♪ ♪ the power we perfected is electrically connected ♪ ♪ so use it as directed and expect to be respected ♪ ♪ just turn it on and you will see ♪ ♪ that you belong in the company! ♪ ♪ feel the power feel the power ♪ ♪ feel the power, yo and plug it in! ♪ ♪ plug it in, everybody! ♪ ♪ electric company electric company ♪ ♪ electric company... electric company! ♪ yes, paul, the food is all set. and yes, i ordered the shiny banana balloon. seriously paul, relax, i got this party under control. oh what? have you seen danny and annie?
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no, why? they're going to try to ruin paul's party. are you serious...why? come on, why are they going to mess with my man, paul? we heard them say it. i saw them too. they were upset because they got zero points at the sculpture contest. guys, you're upsetting, paul, he's already nervous enough. paul, look at me, dude. no one is going to ruin this party, ok? nobody. come on, look around, you see any pranksters in this diner? nope! exactly! all right, scrambler what's our move? a delivery...rebus it's go-time, come on. broadway banana products. ♪
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10 balloons for 20 dollars. so you want a zero paul the gorilla? we'll show you a zero! (laughing) let me just double-check the order here. oh, my bad, i almost gave you ten balloons for 20 dollars. that's correct. no sir, no, it says here that you ordered zero balloons for 120 dollars. no wait, wait... that would be 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and zero. there you go, zero balloons; that will be 120 dollars. just send me a check.
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what just happened? let me see that -- marcus, put your power on this. all right, let's check this out... so the correct order was 10 balloons for 20 dollars. but if you take the one from here, move it here. zero balloons for 120 dollars, which means the amount of balloons and the amount of dollars was scrambled. ♪ ♪ they think we're zeros and there's nothing to us ♪ ♪ in their boots they're all the same ♪ ♪ tell them, danny... ♪ ♪ 'cause when you do not give respect to a zero ♪ ♪ you are making a big mistake ♪ ♪ tell them, annie... ♪ ♪ they're going to be so sorry ♪ ♪ watch what happens when you don't appreciate a zero ♪ ♪ something won't add up ♪
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♪ check out these zeros next to the number one ♪ ♪ six zeros make one million (go zero) ♪ ♪ you see it's now one million my hero! ♪ ♪ ignoring zero's power ♪ ♪ could be the biggest mistake of your life! ♪ ♪ zeros could ruin what you're doing ♪ ♪ until you learn to appreciate a zero ♪ ♪ something won't add up! ♪ they can't ruin this party all that wonderful food. do you realize that i eat celery for dessert every single night? whoa, every night? no, i take that back once i had to eat dog food. gnarly; did you like it? why don't you watch this and decide for yourself. ♪ the importanator 3002 helps you figure out what's important in a sentence.
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what's important? capital letters -- i know what that means. people -- amy and tim! bold -- tigers; tim juggles tigers? italics -- on a tightrope. be good, i'll be back soon. ♪ i feel silly; why are we dressed like dogs? for the woof-woof, crunchy yummy dog food contest. if i direct the best commercial, we win a year's supply of dog food. but i eat cat food. you'll get used to it. here's the script... and action! cut! cut! cut! donnie, the word "this" is in italics. oh, italics...so? that means you have to stress that word when you read it really make it stand out. action!
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cut! donnie, nice job stressing the italics, but you don't have to stress the word that much. let's try this one more time, ok? all right, fuzzball. action! no more dog food! i'm a cat, i'm a cat! hey y'all, look what i can do. ♪ i can raise a letter to the sky ♪ ♪ it's bigger and better texas-sized ♪ ♪ i can stretch a letter and make it rise ♪ ♪ when it's time to... capitalize ♪ take a look at this sentence. look at all those lower case a's! ah! time to capitalize what's important. ♪ if it's a start of a sentence raise
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up armadillos ♪ ♪ if it's a place or a person i have an uncle in austin ♪ ♪ if it's a day of a week or month in a year ♪ ♪ raise up august ♪ that's 3 capital a's y'all! ♪ now it's clear ♪ ♪ i can raise a letter to the sky ♪ ♪ it's bigger and better texas-sized ♪ ♪ i can stretch a letter and make it rise ♪ ♪ when it's time to... capitalize ♪ yeah! so what's happened so far? let's check out the scores at the banana sculpture contest. we got a 9.5. now for the pranksters score... that's the number zero... that means we scored nothing no points at all, zero! then we'll make some trouble at the party. hey, you guys! we'll change the amount of stuff they order for the party. the amount is how much you have of something.
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5 bananas. we'll use zeros to make the amount more or less. ♪ though a zero can mean nothing some say it doesn't count ♪ ♪ a zero has the power to change the amount ♪ ♪ i could take one banana and make it ten ♪ ♪ now watch what happens when i do it again ♪ ♪ the amount goes up ♪ ♪ it becomes 100 ♪ who made this mess? ♪ the zeros... yeah, we did ♪ ♪ we didn't end up as banana sculpture heroes ♪ ♪ but we'll ruin this party with the power of zeros ♪ i've never seen him this way. yeah, he took the balloon thing a little personally. ok, thank you, thanks anyways; all right, bye. what happened? unfortunately, they're all sold out of shiny banana balloons. but, we're going to get some nice normal yellow balloons. (cheering) who doesn't like nice yellow balloons? paul, paul, come on man, look at me, look at me. i'm not going to let danny and annie ruin this party, ok? check it out, i made a list, a list of everything else we'll need for the party.
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when the next delivery comes i check the amount on the list. if it's wrong, we send it back and we get it right. come on, come on who loves ya? come on, yes! annie, you're a genius. broadway banana products company, perfect. he's loading up the truck now. awesome! i can't change the list while he's staring at it go distract him. distract him? i don't know how to distract him. he sells banana stuff, ask him about that. go! go! ♪ excuse me, sir. do you know where i might be able to find banana -- banana what? banana...fanny packs? ♪
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it's our most popular item let me just check. hey no! you want this, don't you? you know what? you're in luck, my friend, because this is free for you and i'll get the straps. there you go that's yours. if your friends ask you, which they will, you got that from barry banana. i most certainly will. you have a good day. ok! hector, delivery. barry? so, i have got 20 cases of bananas for 2 dollars; 6 napkins for 50 dollars; 3 paper plates for 30 dollars; 40 banana pinatas for 2 dollars; and one banana-fanna-fo fanny pack and that's just for the heck of it. barry? that is my name. those are not the correct amounts. yes, they are. no, i wouldn't pay 30 dollars for
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3 paper plates. i ordered 30 paper plates for 3 dollars. see, your whole list was scrambled. well, this has never happened in all my years of selling quality banana products. actually, it happened earlier today. oh...right. we can't get our order past the door, hector has all the amounts written on that list. well, i guess we'll just have to change the list. oh...nice thinking rebus. thank you. you're welcome. all right, this is the plan. jess, you're going to come with me, we're going to go with barry to the warehouse and we're going to get these orders right. keith? i'll go inside and help john. you're the man, dude. marcus, when you're done setting up the tables, i just need you to call and check on the music. and remember to stick to the amounts on the list, all right? no problem. let's banana split. let's do it. we got to get to that list. ♪
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go, go, go. ♪ go, go! ok, they ordered 1 one-man banana band. let's make it 10. oh, that will be awfully loud. hey, you really know how to ruin a party. thank you. you're welcome. we'll borrow this zero from here and... (laughter)
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one man banana bands -- all the banana music you need in one banana man. hi, i just wanted to make sure that 10 one-man banana bands are coming to the electric diner. are you sure that's the correct amount? my order slip says that hector just ordered 1 one-man banana band. just one? nope, i'm afraid you've been pranked, i've got the correct amount right here -- 10, one zero. ok sir, you got it thanks for calling. those pranksters can't get anything past marcus barnes... barnes...barnes. 10 one-man banana bands? that's going to be awesome! i don't know, dude i smell trouble. oh yeah, i smell that too. because sometimes when you buy too much of something, things go very wrong. and your aunt, who happens to be a witch, gets very mad at you.
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what are you talking about? you're about to find out. ♪ if you thought ketchup and mustard were a great team, meet pictures and words. take a look at this picture -- you see some guy and some chicken -- oh, and some ninjas! but who are they? why are they fighting? well, according to the words that guy is eduardo; the chicken's name is dante; and they are a world traveling ninja fighting team! little tip for you -- pictures are your friends. let me explain... when i was little, i was obsessed with dinosaurs. i had dinosaur stuffed animals and dinosaur bed sheets, and i'd romp around my room like a dinosaur... with my cat named dinosaur. and of course, this was my favorite book... before i could even read i would look at the pictures and learn everything i could. like, just from this picture, i figured out that some dinosaurs
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eat plants, but i still wanted to learn more. that's when i started to read and i remember i saw this picture...and next to it, this sentence. but what did it say? that big word freaked me out so i looked at the picture. it's a tyrannosaurus rex. i could read tyrannosaurus rex! then another tough word... i looked at the picture -- bones, it's a skeleton. that's the word. wow, i couldn't believe it! 200 bones! i had to tell somebody. so i told dinosaur and you know what he said? "meow" -- he always says that. (howling) (honking)
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all: aunt hildegard! boys, you're spending too much money on household supplies. and i wrote this report to prove it. luckily, i've taken the most important information and put it into this handmade bar graph. nice graph. silence! the taller the bar the more you have spent. first, shampoo -- as you can see by this short bar, you have spent 6 dollars on shampoo this winter. this is... (gasping) ...quite good. we rock. rinse and repeat. silence! on trash bags, you have spent 7 dollars. this is... (gasping) ...not bad. but then, we get to this tall bar for toilet paper... 137 dollars on toilet paper this winter! who is responsible? give me a break; it's cold out there.
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nuggets! chill little hamster. how can i chill, i mean, one minute annie and danny are ruining the party, the next minute hector is saving it. and now, 10 one-man banana bands are about to show up? loud music is not good for my headaches. did i mention i get headaches? uh werewolf? oh, party's starting! wait for me! hey! come on in! the party's going on. you're going to bring more to the party, of course. hector, we checked the amounts of the deliveries, everything is correct. nice, and there's the one-man banana band! welcome to the party, sir. you see paul, it's coming together. oh yeah! and there's another one-man banana band, i didn't ask... excuse me, no, hold up, dude! i think there's a little of a mix up. hector? hector? hector? no...where are you coming from? ♪
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marcus? marcus? can i check that list? yeah. ok...i don't know why we have so -- yep, 10 one-man banana bands. we ordered 1 one-man banana band! what? they must of scrambled it when i wasn't looking. hector, it is really loud in there. i know, man! please don't leave. come on guys it's so much fun. wait, guys! please... paul, trust me, this party's gonna go on as scheduled... somehow. hector? yes. i've got an idea. ♪ i don't see any sign of the electric company. did we actually beat them? i mean, of course we beat them, i knew we would. we're victorious. ♪ you can't prove anything! not now guys, we don't have time to talk, someone ruined the banana party.
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we don't know anything about those banana bands. i mean, we don't know anything. oh, we know you guys didn't do it. you do? i mean, whoever ruined the party pulled a really good prank. it was a good prank, wasn't it? yeah, the only person that could pull a really good prank like that is francine. what about us? what about you? you guys didn't score a single point in the banana sculpture contest. ha! that shows how much you know. we did ruin the banana party and there is nothing you can do about it! (laughing) oh! i think you owe paul an apology. sorry, paul. and barry, the banana product delivery guy. sorry barry, the banana product delivery guy. what are you going to do to us? well, you made us order 10 one-man banana bands; we only needed one, so the other nine are all yours.
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gentlemen, take it away! ♪ this is too much! 1, 2, 3, 4... ♪ kapow! prankster planet! ♪ ♪ the wordsuckeruppernator is sucking up words ♪ ♪ so it's jessica and marcus to the rescue! ♪ ♪ there are 13 buttons to shut it down ♪ ♪ but pushing them all is up to you! ♪ ♪ boom! prankster planet! ♪ ♪ kapow! prankster planet! ♪ meanwhile, in the city... rebus power, don't fail me now! there's the off button! what's with that weird machine? weird machine? nobody insults the danny rebus maker, because the danny rebus maker can make as many danny rebuses as danny rebus wants the danny rebus maker to make. both: huh? i'll just enter the amount of danny rebuses i want. a 1 and a 0, oh that's ten, and kabloomie!
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whoa! ten brand new, handsome, brilliant danny rebuses! i love you all. come on! dannies, surround them! danny, what's up with your dannies? yeah, they're just standing there. that's weak. that's it! it's one thing to insult the danny rebus maker, but nobody insults the danny rebuses that the danny rebus maker makes. both: huh? watch what happens when i change the amount of dannies. i'll add a 0 to this 10 making ten times as many. that's 100! a "boo" and a "yah." whoa! we're surrounded! woo-hoo! we got 'em boys! you're geniuses, all of you. how are we gonna get to the button? danny, great work. you too, danny. oh hi, danny. ugh, i thought one danny was bad enough. hey! what if we knock them over, like dominoes? maybe the last one will push the button.
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great idea. danny's distracted. now! no, no! dannies, get up! are you sleeping, danny? come on, push that button! yeah -- or knock it into a sewer. both: hey you guys! go to pbskidsgo.org, press that off button! the electric company needs you! uh-huh! he's having an awesome time. thank you. thanks man. i'm glad it came together. paul, okay paul. (snoring) (whispers) is he sleeping? oh, come on paul. i'm gonna put you down. you're really heavy. it's been a big day for the gorilla. and for those everywhere who love the banana, this is jessica reeves signing off. (snoring) (both make silly noises)
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wild kratts is made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. ♪ wild kratts ♪ chris: we're here in africa, on the eastern savannah grasslands. hi, i'm chris. i'm martin. we're the kratt brothers. when you're heading out on a creature adventure, you have to make sure to pack all your gear. like headlamps. chris: water bottles. martin: granola bar. everything you might need when you're in the bush. because if you forget something while you're out there you could be in trouble. uh, chris... chris: whoa, a giraffe. amazing. that's the longest neck in the world right there sticking its head right in the window. martin: this is one way to start a giraffe adventure. chris: wow, this giraffe's neck is longer than my whole body. we got to get out there and check it out. come on. martin: all right,
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we'll be right outside. don't go anywhere. chris: oh, wow. martin: yeah, look at them all. giraffes of all different ages. chris: we're, like, puny compared to these guys. even the newborn babies are taller than we are. martin: that one was born just a week ago. and that baby giraffe is only two months old and look how huge he is. chris: a baby human, two months old would be only about this big and wouldn't even be able to walk. these giraffes can walk 15 minutes after they're born. a young giraffe will stay with his mom for about a year, and then head off on his own. martin: it'll take him four more years to grow as tall as his mom. chris: eighteen feet tall. the tallest creature in the world. but why? why is a giraffe so tall? why the long neck? imagine if we could try it out. find out what it's like to have the long neck of a giraffe. then we'd really figure
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out the power of the giraffe's neck. what if? what if? ♪ on adventure with the coolest creatures ♪ ♪ from the oceans to the trees ♪ ♪ the brothers kratt are going places you never get to see ♪ ♪ hanging with their creature friends ♪ ♪ get ready, it's the hour ♪ ♪ we're gonna save some animals today with ♪ ♪ creature power ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild, wild ♪ ♪ cheetah speed and lizard glide ♪ ♪ falcon flight and lion pride ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild kratts ♪ ♪ gonna go wild, wild wild kratts ♪ ♪ go wild, wild, wild kratts ♪
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(snoring) (whistling softly) whoa! what? where? what? whoa! that was a wild wake-up call. martin, chris. what happened? something spun my hammock... like her. don't look all innocent. i know it was you, girl. aviva: a giraffe? no, look at her. she's just out for a morning stroll. she's the only one tall enough to do it. yeah, that's the tallest animal in the world right there. up to 18 feet tall. that's taller than three grown-up people. wow. just her neck is much longer than i am. why do they have such long necks, anyway? scientists are still working on the answer to that one. there we go, all finished.
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these new retractable windows i installed will give us some fresh air. you know, i bet i know why giraffes have long necks: to reach tasty leaves high in the trees. oh, yeah? well, i heard it had something to do with how they fight each other. kind of like elk have big antlers for fighting. neck fighting? no way. who fights with their neck? hey! well, why would they need to get leaves up high when there's much more food lower down like grass and bushes? hmph! hmph! ow! what? (growling) (grumbling) chris, martin. you're the creature experts. tell koki she's wrong on this one. tell aviva she's telling a tall tale about giraffes. well, actually it's not really that simple.... why don't we find out for ourselves? we'll figure out the mystery of the planet's longest neck with an experiment. do you have a giraffe disc we can use? oh, right here. of course not!
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i can't just make this stuff out of thin air, you know. sorry, didn't mean to be a pain in the neck. get it? neck? giraffe? oof! hey! well, i thought it was a good one. okay, so we'll get out there and figure out what the giraffe's long neck is all about while you guys work on the giraffe suit. sounds good. deal. whew, it's good to get out of there. yeah, it was getting kind of tense. wow, for the world's tallest animals, giraffes are sure hard to find. i know. we found endangered frogs that are easier to spot. there's got to be some giraffe around here somewhere. oh, hello. martin, we found a giraffe. what? where? right there. ew! oh, there. martin: you mean he found us. (laughing) first things first: if we're going
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to understand what a giraffe's neck is all about we got to know how it's built. great, let's get a measurement. all set, chris. seven feet. that's taller than most people. a neck as long as a person: that's incredible. whoa! whoa! (both crashing and grunting) just a little tied up here. necktie. that's a good name. mind if we call you necktie? aviva: guys, stop messing around. i need to know how that neck's built. we're on it. i can see that. but i need to know what's in it. scanning neck and uplinking image feed. neck inspection complete. koki: incoming scan image. aviva: one, two, three, four, five, six, seven. same number of neck bones as we have. only the bones are much longer than
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ours or a gazelle's. and what's that? aviva: special valves on the blood vessels. it takes so much effort for the giraffe to pump blood all the way up to his head that he has an extra-large heart and special blood vessels to keep the blood from flowing all the way back down. wow, with all these special features a long neck is definitely important for something. (clearing throat) reaching leaves. neck battles. anyway, this scan is what we need to replicate the neck for the power suits. if we just adjust the programming in a few places, it should work. okay, disc maker engaged. all set. martin: aviva. is the suit done yet? just finished the disc. putting the suits back together now. hurry. we don't want to lose this giraffe. okay, okay, i'm going as fast as i can. now are you done? okay. easy, guys. i mean, really. wait, did i install
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the deactivation module? we can't wait! uh, okay, okay. yes, i'm done. there. all set. jimmy. zap it! whew. pulled that off in record time. no problem. (both panting) whew! a mixed herd of herbivores. this is great. yeah. all these different-looking creatures eat grass and leaves but do they all eat exactly the same plants or what? we need to get in the middle of the action to find out. i'll stick with necktie. oof! maze. hey, buddy. (laughing) and i'll go zebra. activate creature powers! activate creature powers! ♪ whoa! heads up.
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zebra power. giraffe power. herbivores, here we come. whoa, whoa! oh, oh, ah! you go ahead. i got to figure out how to balance this neck. (straining) hm. the gazelles are nibbling on the delicate, tender grasses. they're not eating the thicker, tougher stuff. ah, but the zebras are. they eat big mouthfuls of the thick, tough, hard-to-digest grass. it all looks like a bunch of grass but the herbivores are naturally splitting things up. it's nature's know-how at work again. and if the grass-eaters are doing it maybe the leaf eaters, like the giraffe are doing it too. martin, we've got a breakthrough here. yeah,
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me too. look, i got this long neck balancing thing down. whoa! almost. thanks, chris. whew, everything looks different from way up here. everything's so small like those cute little kittens over there. where? where? right there. behind those... (gasping) wait a second. those aren't kittens. they're... lions! run! whoa! add another benefit of a long neck to the list. a giraffe's-eye view for spotting danger far away. necktie! necktie! oh, no. a classic lion ambush. have one lion hide up ahead, while two others push the prey straight towards them. they do that on purpose.
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(lions roaring) whoa! a hoof kick. that's a dinner plate-sized hoof right in the face. chris: yeah, with enough power to kill a lion. oh, they've had enough. they're out of here. whoa. okay, okay that's enough herbivore action for now. deactivate, dude. (chuckling) deactivate. (whimpering) i can't deactivate. oh no, oh no, i'm stuck in giraffe mode. i'm a sitting duck out here like this. easy, bro. it's probably just a little glitch. hang on. aviva, come in. what's going on, guys? did you prove my theory? not yet. little problem. martin's suit is jammed in giraffe mode. little problem? you mean big, long problem. it won't deactivate? oh, no. the deactivation module. what? what about it? oh no, i thought i might have forgotten something.
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but it's-- it's gone. you lost it? you mean my suit can't deactivate? i don't know what happened. it was right on my work station and now it's gone. but don't worry. i have the plans right here. i always keep the plans. i'll just make a new deactivation module, install it into your suit, and problem solved. martin: whew. (gulping) i had a real lump in my throat for a while there. great, so now we can get back to the mystery of the giraffe's long neck. whoa, martin's really having a hard time with that long neck. i'd better get to work on this. hm? uh, the plans. did you guys take them or something? what? we should probably hurry up with this experiment because i'm getting a crick in my neck. a what? a crick.
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a sore neck. ah, i'm telling you, this suit is a killer. well, being a giraffe will help with the experiment, so it's all good. yeah, no problem. i love being attacked by lions. just work on that hoof kick and you'll be fine, bro. you mean like this? whoa! giraffes should play soccer! (grunting) (sighing) okay, great. this is where we've got to be. the trees. if only we could start our experiment with trees that hadn't been eaten by anyone at all. yeah. no giraffes, no impala, nobody. a blocked-off set of trees. no problem. i've got a place like that. all: what? it's my special place. my favorite spot. you know, if i need to get away to... to get some sleep. oops. but it's kind of scary out there sometimes, so i built a fence around the trees to keep the lions and hyenas out. that's great. so you already started
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the experiment. yeah, well, you know. i do it for the team. where's the spot? i'll send the coordinates. actually, jimmy and i will meet you there. i want to be there when you prove i'm right about the mystery of the giraffe's neck. besides aviva needs more time to look for the... mm! what? time to look for what? well... the plans, uh, we sort of can't find the plans. you lost the plans too? oh, my neck hurts again. ah. but don't worry. there's still one last solution. we can use the deactivation module in chris's suit. koki and jimmy can bring back the suit, i'll take it out and then reinstall it in yours. whew. okay. koki: hang on, jz. whoa! (sighing) i'm up to my neck in problems today.
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(gasping) just up there. that's it. hmm. hi, chris. see? perfect rock for my naps. yup, and nobody can reach those trees, not even a giraffe. ah, and look how different the trees are now. they haven't been touched by any herbivores, so there are branches growing high, low and everywhere. so if we take away the fence... well, that was easy. never said i was a professional fence builder. we can see what happens when we let all the leaf-eaters back in. yeah, and i'm wondering what's going to happen when that guy gets here. he doesn't look very friendly. (screaming) (panting) got chris's power suit. better bring it back to aviva. sorry. gotta go.
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martin: is it just me... what? ...or is he coming straight for me? uh, martin. i think you might be about to test koki's theory that giraffes use their long necks for... for fighting? oh, man. how come it was my suit that got stuck? where'd he go? it's necktie. that's who he's after. martin: and necktie is with a female giraffe. that's who these two are fighting over. they're showing off their necks trying to say, "i've got a long, strong neck; don't mess with me." ooh, and he's not kidding. he connected ramming his horn-like ossicones right into necktie. martin: but it's not over. go, necktie. chris: those hits can break bones. these battles are serious business. ooh, necktie's got some moves. bam! whoa! oof. he's turning the tables.
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oh, left hook from necktie. whoa! it's not as easy as it looks. chris: necktie did it! and guess what? he has the longer neck. in battles like that, a longer stronger neck is an advantage. hmm, so koki could be right. koki: whoo! oh, yeah! martin: not so fast. look at this. hello, everybody. chris: different sized leaf-eaters eating at different levels. the shorter creatures eat from the lower branches of the tree. and even though giraffes can eat from lower if there are leaves there, they are the only ones that can get to the tallest leaves. martin: the lower leaves will be eaten away in no time, but the giraffe will always have leaves up high where no one else can reach them. right, necktie? whoa! a purple puncture-proof tongue that wraps around thorny branches and strips the leaves right
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off. cool. awesome. aviva, are you getting this? it looks like our experiment just proved that you're right too. aren't you going to celebrate? oh, yeah. that's great. giraffes are so cool. that long neck? martin, you're lucky. (laughing nervously) i wish i had one. right, guys? mm-hm. mm-hm. wait a second. oof. why are you guys acting so weird? well, i... well, i think you might be in giraffe mode forever. (both gasping) forever? forever? sorry. (groaning) what happened now? your creature power suit's gone. it just disap-- my power suit? gone? you mean no more cheetah racing power no more kangaroo jumping power nothing? yeah, and no more deactivation module. so martin's
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stuck in giraffe mode. forever? forever. everything just keeps disappearing. it's like there's some kind of black hole. i mean i never lose things. i'm not martin. martin: oh, that hurts. i'm already going to spend the rest of my life with this freakishly long neck. at least you get one creature power. me, i'm finished. done. i'm thirsty. ♪ oh, are you kidding me? that's what drinking's going to be like now? oh... here goes nothing. (grunting) almost there. just a little more. whoa! hey, it's not so bad, bro. look at it this way: you can beat anybody in a neck battle now. you'll be able to reach things really high up maybe
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taste your food longer. and you'll look pretty cool in a turtleneck sweater. hm. hey, what's that? what? martin: it's a strange-looking giraffe with a really lumpy neck. hey, that's my power suit. and your deactivation module. and the plans! it's the answer to all our problems. follow that giraffe! follow that giraffe! nice giraffe run, bro. thirty-five miles per hour and using that neck as a counterbalance. oh no, she's going into that thicket. ♪ she's in here somewhere. here, necklace. necklace? yeah, she must like necklaces. i mean, that giraffe had lots of bling. okay, okay, we got to keep our eyes peeled. even though giraffes are big they can disappear into dappled thickets like this, looking
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like just another tree trunk. here, necklace! chris: there she goes! martin: that way! oh. hi, necktie. you know her? easy, necktie. we're just trying to get our stuff back. see, necklace has our gear. martin: oh. look, i think what we have here is a genuine misunderstanding. (grunting) ow, that's a good shot. necktie, come on, look we get our stuff martin transforms back to human, you go off with necklace everyone's happy. (grunting) ouch. you're definitely tougher than me, buddy. i give. whoa! oh! i give. you win. (groaning) chris: martin, you did it. you helped necktie lure necklace in by showing his strength. oh, great.
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i just can't reach. (grunting) too high. martin, wake up. now's our only chance. wake up. wake up, bro. we need your giraffe tallness power to reach our gear before it's too late. hurry! hm. (exhaling) wait. come back. (straining) yes. oh, yes. yes. yes. woo-hoo! our stuff. we got our stuff back. nice work, bro. nice work. (groaning) i'll have this deactivation module installed in no time martin. oh, thanks. finally. and while she's doing that who was right about the giraffe's neck, chris? well, we definitely found out that giraffes use their
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necks to reach food that no other animal can reach. and we definitely found out that long necks are important in how giraffes fight. till scientists learn more it's a tie. you both win in a neck-and-neck finish. there. you're all set, martin. you're free to change back to normal. whew. thanks, aviva. but i'll do it later. what? hey, it's time for the first annual giraffe soccer tournament. ready, chris? all set. let the games begin. header. oof! that's another thing a giraffe neck is good for. hey, somebody's stealing the medals. (chris laughing) chris: all right, you can have them, necklace. come on, aviva. (laughing) yeah! whoo! so the giraffe's super-long neck is one of a kind in the creature
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world. great for reaching high leaves. for serious, swinging neck battles. chris: for seeing across the savannah. martin: for camouflaging like a tree trunk. and over there within the trees: giraffes. chris? oh! going up. chest height. neck height. and head height. this is the only way we can get to be as tall as a giraffe. (laughing) giraffe eating height. this is awesome. and this is why giraffes have such long necks: to get up to those tasty leaves that other creatures can't reach. that cool look of the african savannah, with those flat-bottomed acacia trees that's because of the giraffes. that's as high as they can reach. and they can get leaves that no other animal can get to because of that long neck. whoa, there you go. wow. chris: now they all want the leaves.
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here, you want that? there you go. oh, there's that tongue. wow, now that's a good close-up look at a giraffe's tongue. eighteen inches long super slimy, and purple. that purplish-black tongue actually helps the giraffes not get sunburn on their tongues. yeah, it's true. every time it comes out it gets blasted by the sun so it's got that natural suntan lotion, that blue pigment. you know, this is a whole other point of view on giraffes. usually you're looking up at them but when you get up in the trees you're in the giraffe's world. chris: and this gives a good view of those ossicones those bony horns on the top of their head. that's what they use for those neck battles to smash each other in the neck. martin: and you know, they have big eyes with long eyelashes. look at the cool pattern on the rothschild giraffe. now you can tell different species of giraffe apart from their patterns. giraffes are one gentle creature with some really cool creature powers. okay, see you later. giraffes
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are awesome. here's to the tallest creature in the world. keep on creature adventuring. we'll see you on the creature trail. hope there are no lions around here. a chipmunk! did you see that? the chipmunk just stuffed a whole acorn in his cheek pouch. he's getting another one! a third! each acorn is about as big as his skull. and he stuffs them into that cheek pouch, which expands like that into a bag. so, he's got two bags on his face. s her cubs alone? these six-month-old cubs started their lives the size of chipmunks in their mom's winter den. now that it's spring they're out foraging with her and learning all the good places to find food. she'll watch over them teaching them
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everything she knows until they're about a year and a half old. that's when these black bear cubs will be ready to head off on their own. announcer: monday on pbs kids, the kratt brothers want you to... pretend you're a piece of floating sea scum! uh... in the television event that is absolutely... awesome! aviva: it will be incredible! pbs kids presents the world premiere of "wild kratts lost at sea," the number one underwater event, where you... both: never mess with a blowfish. announcer: "wild kratts lost at sea" premieres monday on pbs kids or watch "wild kratts" anytime at pbskids.org. announcer: it's "curious george." we could put a garden on our roof. eggplant. [chatters] you don't plant eggs to get eggplant, george. announcer: it's "curious george," weekdays on pbs kids or watch anytime you want at pbskids.org. wild kratts is made possible by
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